A 50-year-old man was hit and killed by a taxi at an intersection on the Upper East Side at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd . It was the same intersection where a woman was tragically run over more than one year ago. The accident also occurred one month following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of a $1 billion safety push as part of Vision Zero.
In light of the latest incident, residents in the area say that the entire stretch of York Avenue is dangerous for pedestrians, and that something must be done to remedy the situation. The accident took place at 78th Street and York Avenue. The passenger in the taxi said that as the cab drove around the corner, it struck a man, who went onto the hood. The car moved at a faster rate of speed, and the man slid down the hood, and went underneath the car.
He did not notice who had the light, but the motorist stopped right away, and they telephoned 911. The pedestrian was unconscious on the street. The victim was identified as Manikam Srymanean, who was the manager of a deli at the corner where the accident took place. He was transported to New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was declared dead.
Mr. Srymanean, who was known as Mano, was described as a very generous person who was always feeding the homeless. His family became concerned when he did not arrive at work, and was not in his apartment.
Just over one year ago, a woman, age 68, was struck and killed while crossing the street at the same intersection. Mayor de Blasio’s safety plan calls for additional crosswalks and medians, wider sidewalks, and bike lanes.
Police have not revealed whether speed was a factor in the accident, and no arrests have been made.
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